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Creamy Cauliflower


  • 8 cups bite-size cauliflower florets (about 1 head)

  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed and peeled

  • ⅓ cup nonfat buttermilk

  • 4 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided


Place cauliflower florets and garlic in a steamer basket over boiling water, cover and steam until very tender, 12 to 15 minutes. (Alternatively, place florets and garlic in a microwave-safe bowl with ¼ cup water, cover and microwave on High for 3 to 5 minutes.). Place the cooked cauliflower and garlic in a food processor. Add buttermilk, 2 teaspoons oil, butter, salt and pepper; pulse several times, then process until smooth and creamy. Transfer to a serving bowl. Drizzle with the remaining 2 teaspoons oil and garnish with chives, if desired. Serve hot.

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